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. >> you bet. you bet. >>> what are these gun task force meetings doing to gun stocks? christine romans breaks it down next. and our "starting point" team heads in to talk about that and much more. good morning. >>> welcome back to "starting point." i'm christine romans minding your business. s & p 500 hit a five- year high. closing at the highest level since december 2007. u.s. stock futures are flat this morning. wells fargo reports fourth quarter earnings before the bell. >>> the massive flu outbreak costing the economy about $83 billion, according to statistics based on 2011. that's the direct costs. indirect costs from lost productive, $6.2 billion annually. 17 million work days are lost due to flu-related illness. nyc's new york's comptroller have called for businesses to give paid sick leave so contagious people don't come to work anyway. >> i don't like sick people. >> that's why we have an epidemic. >> go ahead. >> gun stocks fell again after more gun force task meet negotiation washington. stearns rulinger over 3%. walmart attended the white house meeting after initially citin
of the president's, and big donors, you can bet, and members of the cabinet. one member of the cabinet not be here. we don't know who it is. the designated survivor, just in case the unimaginable happens. bill clinton, jimmy carter, no bushes, however. george h.w. bush recuperating from illness and george w. bush had to send his regrets. look at the blue carpet. yesterday they had vacuums in here cleaning up and the glass you can see right there, just minutes, wiping it clean to make everything look absolutely perfect for the ceremonies again. the president will take the oath for the second time in two days at 11:30 this morning. soledad. >> john berman, thank you. let's get to john king. hey, john. >> soledad, hello to you. i don't think it's so chilly. i'm with you on the weather front. a beautiful spring day in washington. let's get to the team joining us on beach day in washington. we have the former obama deputy press secretary, margaret hoover, and brian liza for "the new yorker" and ron brownstein from "the national journal." we're going to head straight up to john borrasso, a conservative,
at the day's top stories. >> thank you, soledad. voters in israel having their bet. but it's a safe bet that benjamin netanyahu's party, likud will win re-election. it's still too soon to say if this party will go hard right or include centrists. >>> north korea easing up on strict cell phone regulations for foreigners. regulators allowed to bring their own mobile devices in the country. talking to locals? don't try it. that is still illegal. >>> prince harry home from a second tour of duty, serving the british army in afghanistan. looking at interviews he did in theater, and he admits he killed some members of the taliban. the 28-year-old british royal says he took enemy fighters out of the game during his 20-week tour in afghanistan. privacy was a big concern for him there, just like it is at home. >> i never wanted y e ed you gue out here, but there was a deal made that you didn't speculate before my deployment. >>> wife of wes welker blasting ray lewis. lewis, who is retiring, win or lose, after the super bowl, has been seen as a leader and inspiration to his team, but after baltimo
fan of it, but it's become a staple in this town -- confrontation. >> he's not a fan of it, but i bet he's pretty good at it, i'm going to guess, go out on a limb on that. thank you, john. appreciate that. >>> still ahead on "starting point," president obama has faced well publicized battles with congress. we're going to talk to senator angus king, an independent. he says he came to washington to shake things up. we'll ask him what that means straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> welcome back to the west front of the capitol, where we've been inaugurating our presidents since ronald reagan. behind me is where the president will take the public oath surrounded by all the vip seating. the families, the obama family, the biden family, and then not far behind them, members of the u.s. senate. i am joined now by a u.s. senator, a new u.s. senator from the
to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions -- you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> so he says he doesn't think it's going to be possible. do you think that's the case? because that to some degree would be a reflection of how the country is feeling. where do you think the country is on this? >> i can only speak for myself and the many, many people that i know that have been affected by all the horrific murders that happen every year, over 12,000 murders. i just can't imagine it not passing at this point. we have to do something in this country, we have to do something now, and i think every gun should have a background check. i also don't believe that people should own military assault style weapons. i don't think they're necessary for hunting. i am a gun owner. my husband's a hunter, and so is his family. we don't need those to go hunting. >> it's interesting, when you listen to what the vice president ticks off -- i know
. >> you bet. >> maybe the shark is trying to fin the people who tracked him. >> oh. coming up this morning on "starting point," rush limbaugh stirring the pot. saying the liberal media is trying to make pedophilia normal. rush, what? >>> also, a look at the new baseball hall of fame class. we'll learn that today. several nominees from the steroid era. do they deserve to be inducted? we'll talk to sports writer diane shaughnessy. the ballot is poison. tell us how you really feel, dan. ri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> welcome back, everybody. you are watching "starting point." rush limbaugh speaking out against a liberal attempt to "normalize pedophilia." the conservative radio show host say it could be the next step
bet you did, eddie lacy, first round nfl draft pick or 2013 heisman trophy winner, question mark. how do you feel about that? >> there's the big smile. >> they both sound great, man, but i haven't made my decision yet. i don't know what i'm going to do. i still have my parents to talk to and we still have to meet with coach sabin. no matter which one i pick it's a good situation. >> barrett, you're buddies with a.j. mccarron, you got some good material from last might so brent mus berger took a liking to a.j.'s girlfriend. are you picking it up on twitter? >> me and eddie honestly are a little jealous. we worked for a long time for our followers and lebron follows her and she goes from 1,000 to 100,000. where is the love for actual players. she is certainly very pretty but you know, i just think brett needs to share the love a little bit. >> barrett almost sounds a little bit -- it's great to talk to you, congratulations. they're all very calm, they have a few more hours on the clock before they get back to work on thursday as coach sabin said. nice to see you, thanks for talking to y
. >> thank you, soledad. >> you bet. >>> still ahead on "starting point," a nightmare for boeing. the company's dreamliner after the sixth series incident in the first 16 days alone. what it means for travelers next. >>> "starting point" team headed in to join the conversation next. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, alriwoah! did you get that? and...flip! yep, look at this. it takes like 20 pictures at a time. i never miss anything. isn't that awesome? uh that's really cool. you should upload these. i know, right? that is really amazing. the pictures are so clear. kevin's a handsome devil that phone does everything! search dog tr
with us, sir, we appreciate your time. >> thank you, soledad. >> you bet. we heard yesterday from gabby giffords' husband, mark, and also heard from wayne lapierre of the nra. here's a little bit of what wayne lapierre had to say >> when it comes to background checks let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> you, too, sir have voted no on background checks at gun shows, and every time i have a discussion with someone i think it seems so common sense. why not support something as kind of simple as a background check on who is buying a weapon. >> obviously we have some background checks. it's how encompassing you do it. do you do it for one father selling to a son or another relative, how do you cover everything? i think that's the issue, and also the extent to which you have private sales on sunday between relatives and maybe you can't access a system all the time and as fast as you want to do it, but it's something that's going to get a good look and it ought to have a good look but expanding it, i'm not sure that we know
folks just taking to twitter. >> where is the apology? you tweeted that. i bet everybody's going to apologize now. >> where is that? >> i haven't seen one apology. >> no mia culpa. >> there is a political culture of meanness that rewards not the most extreme stuff and in the case of hillary clinton i'm sure they privately feel some embarrassment now that she had the blood clot and we're thankful she's out of the hospital. if you're a wannabe pundit, the meaner you are, the more incendiary you are, the more likely you're getting on tv or being retweeted. >> the rise of social media means we no longer have any unventilated thoughts. previously people would think such things and wouldn't have an outlet. >> we talked about joe biden instrumental figure in forging the fiscal cliff deal but for the last year was the butt of jokes and the subject for republican pundits to lambaste for months and months. >> biden has been known for making gaffes and it's true he has not gotten his due until now as a behind the scenes player who knows capitol hill but we need to make a tis distinction bet
you back, sir, appreciate it. interesting to see how this is going to go. >>> we want to bet back to the violent line of thunderstorms on a tear through the south. we've heard of a new tornado warning for atlanta, people all over the region are being warned to take cover. wxin reporter michael henrik in salisbury, indiana. michael, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, soledad. we're in greene county, indiana, and there is a lot of damage, the national weather service is going to have to check out, because they want to figure out if straight line winds did this or if there was a possible tornado touchdown here. there is debris spread all the way out to the road. there are hundreds without power in this part of indiana and i want to show you this. this is unbelievable how far this damage was sprayed across this family's yard. part of their shed lifted and sprayed 40 to 50 yards away, including heavy machinery, the riding loun mawnmower and shotg shells we want to be careful. more than a dozen houses, nobody was injured so we are happy to finish on that note. >> michael than
the massive loan you've just taken out on your home, right? >> i'm betting most people thought these were already the laws, that's the thing that's so amazing, and that it's taken this long to get it in place and through a very hard fight early in the administration. >> some are worried it means you're not going to be able to get a loan. >> well, good. >> it also means lenders can't trick people. part of the problem in the housing crisis, lenders tricked people and said you can afford this. >> part of the problem is financial education and people don't know what they're signing on to. >> now everybody is clear. no money if you can't pay it back. >> in theory. >> oh, cynics, cynics, cynics. >>> ahead on "starting point," we'll tell you what's different about the flu this time around and what's making it so severe. >>> and this, neighbors call 911. they see a ferocious and deadly beast walking the streets. it's actually just a dog. we'll have that story straight ahead. we're back in a moment. >>> welcome back to "starting point." we begin with john berman who has an update on the day's top
. by this particular gauge, 18 degrees. it degrees what sign your looking at. windchill factor, 5. your best bet always is to dress in layers or, if you can, stay inside. these biting temperatures have been difficult to deal with and can be dangerous. talk about a double whammy, new yorkers who made minimum home repairs after superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> and we are just freezing here. >> reporter: one reason warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities, giving the most vulnerable, young and old, some relief. >> i haven't had hot water and heat for three days. yesterday a little bit of heat came on. the only heat that we got was in the bathroom. >> reporter: in syracuse, a heavy downfall lowering visibility, giving snow blowers a workout, making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the driveway will already be plowed when i get back. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa, just 1 degree above zero. a dog shelter begging for help after a heater broke down. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floors warm for man's best friend. >> it's a stressful
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